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Ford Flat Rock plant (credit: Jeff Gilbert/WWJ)

Flat Rock Plant Gets New Investment, New Jobs

The newly named “Ford Assembly Plant” in Flat Rock is celebrating a bright future.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2012

Lordstown

Another Big Investment For GM

General Motors is putting $200 million into its Lordstown, Ohio plant to build the second generation Chevrolet Cruze.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/23/2012

detman

New Plant Means New Jobs For Detroit

A new auto interiors plant is about to create 500 jobs on Detroit’s west side.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/22/2012

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Photo by Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

Opinion: Ryan VP Pick Changes Electoral Math

Paul Ryan has changed the Electoral College math. With the pick, Romney has chosen a path that writes off almost all of the country and focuses the election on the industrial Midwest.

08/14/2012

A closed factory in a working class neighborhood (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Opinion: You Weren’t Fired You Were Outsourced

Mitt Romney’s contortions to differentiate offshoring from outsourcing don’t matter to those who lost their jobs because of it.

06/27/2012

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Proposed Program Would Aid Unemployed, Homeless

Some new help could be coming for people looking for jobs in Metro Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/25/2012

MEDC

MEDC: Three Companies To Invest $22M, Add 200 Jobs In Michigan

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. announced that three companies were approved for incentives by the Michigan Strategic Fund through the Michigan Business Development and Community Revitalization Programs to support their expansions in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2012

Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company Bill Ford (credit: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images, File)

Ford On Mackinac: Michigan Can Be Silicon Valley Of High Tech Auto Future

The great-grandson of Henry Ford told the Mackinac Policy Conference Thursday morning that America has a newfound respect for manufacturing, a field that can and should be green.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/31/2012

American soldiers on the Piave front hurling a shower of hand grenades into the Austrian trenches. Photo by Sgt. A. Marcioni (Public domain)

Detroit History: World War I Invades The Motor City

Ninety-five years ago, guns, bombs, airplane engines, boats, and even an early cruise missile were coming off Detroit’s automotive lines.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2012

Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Manufacturing ‘Production Technician Academy’ Planned by KVCC, Glen Oaks CC

A new Production Technician Academy is being planned to support southwest Michigan-area advanced manufacturing employers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/25/2012

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